April 17, 2007

Boy scientist earns new house

Big reward for precocious teen

Navajo inventor and family to get 'Makeover' homeGarrett Yazzie, a Navajo Nation teenager who invented a solar heater to power his Pinon home at 13, was to receive a new home this weekend, courtesy of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

Yazzie and family will get a new home in a matter of days thanks to the work of about 800 volunteers. The Yazzies left Tuesday on a "vacation" and will return Tuesday to a new residence on the final day of taping by the ABC network. The program will air as the season premiere in August or September.

5 comments:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Wonderful, but who will pay those taxes?
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella

Rob said...

Good question. I don't know.

Anonymous said...

The article didn't say if the family lived on tribal land. If they do, I would assume that they don't have to pay property taxes. At least that's the way it is on my Rez.


Anonymouse

Rob said...

I think we're talking about income taxes. Winning a house seems equivalent to winning the lottery, for which you have to pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

You know, you could be right. I don't watch the show that often and I thought Extreme Make Over was along the lines of a charity organization. They always seem to help poor and needy.


Anonymouse